May 23, 2008 The Chinese government set a target of three years to rebuild areas devastated by the earthquake. It will be quite a challenge: Whole villages, towns, even cities have been destroyed, including Yingxiu.
May 23, 2008 At the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, staffers had been trying to foster environmental consciousness in China, one child at a time. After the earthquake, they put those efforts on hold — and made healing and rebuilding a priority.
May 22, 2008 In China's earthquake-damaged Sichuan province, 39,000 medical personnel are now working to provide care, according to provincial authorities. Chinese emergency medical workers have been able to cope with the rush of injured people.
May 22, 2008 Since 1980, when China implemented a one-child policy, traditionally large families have turned into inverted pyramids with multiple grandparents for every child. They lavish the child with attention — and expect great things.
May 22, 2008 Found only in China, the giant panda is threatened by extinction, and researchers in southwestern China have devoted themselves to saving the species. The May 12 earthquake in Sichuan province has exacerbated the challenges facing the already fragile population.
May 21, 2008 As Chinese peasants move to cities in search of opportunity, cities expand into what used to be the country. The case of a group of peasants on the outskirts of Chengdu in southwestern China illustrates the often devastating results.
May 21, 2008 An old street in Chengdu, China, Narrow Alley was once filled with beautiful old courtyard residences. Now, those homes have been torn down and replaced by new buildings in the traditional style, most of which will be stores and restaurants.
May 21, 2008 A thousand evacuees are living in 60 emergency housing units and 20 tents in a public park in Chengdu, China. They are living 10 and 12 to a room. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with various evacuees, some of whom are from the worst-hit mountain towns.
May 21, 2008 Four generations live on a construction site among piles of orange bricks and buckets of mortar as they help build their dream home. Yao Suhui says she hopes her children's lives will be easier than hers.
May 20, 2008 Residents of Chengdu, China, flocked to buy tents Tuesday after announcements that the area could be hit by a giant aftershock from last week's earthquake. Thousands fled their homes even as seismologists reassured people that the city was not in imminent danger.